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hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and christian fraser. a show of force — us bombers fly close to north korea in another escalation of tensions over its nuclear programme. the war of words continues as pyongyang's foreign minister says president trump has now made it ‘inevitable‘ that north korean missiles will hit the us. good morning, it's sunday the 24th of september. also ahead — as the labour conference gets under way, senior party figures write an open letter urging jeremy corbyn to offer a clear alternative to what they call the tories‘ "destructive" brexit. voters in europe's most powerful nation go to the polls — with german chancellor angela merkel expected to win a fourth term. six people are injured people after being sprayed with acid near an east london shopping centre. a 15—year old is arrested.
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manchester city smash five past crystal palace all as the favourites taste victory in the premier league spectacle and celebration as prince harry opens the invictus games in toronto. and helen has the weather. good morning. mixed fortunes weatherwise. particularly in the west where we have some rain. it may be heavy in scotland. i will keep you updated on that. hopefully you canjoin me you updated on that. hopefully you can join me for you updated on that. hopefully you canjoin me for more details you updated on that. hopefully you can join me for more details and you updated on that. hopefully you canjoin me for more details and 15 minutes. first, our main story. north korea has warned the united states it would take pre—emptive military action if there was any sign of an american attack on its territory. the comment came after us bombers and fighter jets flew over waters close to north korea's east coast. pyongyang's foreign minister also repeated kim jong—un‘s accusation that president trump was ‘mentally deranged'. our reporter, andrew plant has more. pyongyang, the capital of north
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korea, the place where tens of thousands of north koreans gathered to show support for their leader, kimjong won to show support for their leader, kim jong won and their anger at america's alida donald trump. translation: who the hell is donald trump to talk about the collapse of oui’ trump to talk about the collapse of our government? we are resolved to settle out differences with the united states by military means if war breaks out. america in turn has demonstrated its strengths and own offensive options. the us. air force flying bombers and fighter jets is east of north korea. the closest they have flown to the country this entry, said the pentagon. it shows how seriously america is taking what they have called north korea's reckless behaviour is increasingly antagonistic words and frequent missile tests have made many uneasy. but there has been no sign of north korea are attempting to placate
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escalating tension. the foreign minister pulled no punches in a speech to the un saying that donald trump was mentally and arranged and ona trump was mentally and arranged and on a suicide mission. translation: the absurd reality is that a person my donald trump, are mentally deranged person, a gambler who uses threats, frauds and schemes, has his hand on the nuclear button. this is the greatest threat to international peace and security. donald trump has said that north korea would pay dearly for its hostile behaviour. america, he said, would totally destroy the country if it were ever forced to defend itself. the labour party conference begins today in brighton, where jeremy corbyn is facing renewed calls to commit labour to staying the uk in the single market and customs union after brexit. yesterday the labour leader told delegates they're "in a moment of great change" and must "prepare to form a government". our political correspondent, iain watson, has more. what a difference when you meet. at
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the last labour conference, jeremy cordon had just seen off a bitter leadership challenge. now he is getting used to the sounds of angulation. and a preconference rally he said he could change the party and the country. to bring about the social justice we party and the country. to bring about the socialjustice we want, to bring about the society we want. to bring about the society we want. to bring about the unity we want and, together, together, together we can and will do it. thank you very much. despite the show of unity, the mayor of london, who criticisejeremy corbyn in the past, very nearly didn't get a speaking slot. but the leader's allies said that was because the nature of the labour conference has changed. this conference has changed. this conference will be different to any other. instead of a lot of big sets beaches from the platform by the big members of the party, there will be more members of the party, there will be m o re eve nts members of the party, there will be more events like this for the party
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members. there will be policy announcement that this conference that the shadow chancellor today pledged his willingness to work with the government if it tries to reduce student debt significantly. but some policies will be more controversial. mps and trade unionists from the right and left of the party are challenging the leadership was to commit to staying inside the eu single market after brexit. so while labour activists are in good spirits, this week will not be devoid of disagreement. germany is going to the polls today, in a general election that looks set to see the chancellor, angela merkel, secure a fourth term in office. opinion polls also suggest the alternative for germany party will become the first far right movement to enter parliament since second world war. this is the woman who looks set to leave germany for another four use. angela merkel
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looks set to leave germany for anotherfour use. angela merkel is seen as anotherfour use. angela merkel is seen as a anotherfour use. angela merkel is seen as a stable force in a very u nsta ble world. seen as a stable force in a very unstable world. economic growth here is up and unemployment is down. so mainstream voters you look at the rest of the world, with the uncertainties of wrecks it and donald trump think that germany may just be better sticking with the leader they know they can rely on. but what we don't know is what sort of government angela merkel will end up of government angela merkel will end up leading. she will have to form a coalition and all of her potential partners have very different policies. that means a coalition talks could get rocky. what is clear is that the new anti— migrant ast party looks set to enter the parliament for the first time. it will not end up in government. the afd is accused of being nationalistic and sometimes even racist. so no other party will work with them. germany is the most powerful country in europe and that isa powerful country in europe and that is a continent facing huge challenges. from solving the refugee
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crisis to reforming the eurozone. so the government that moves an year after the election will have a direct impact on the whole europe, including britain. six men have been injured in a suspected acid attack in east london. police were called to a shopping centre near westfield in stratford last night, following reports a group of men were spraying a noxious substance. a 15—year—old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. simon clemison has the details. last night's attack was in stratford in east london, but it is now one among many. alyce faye during an argument between income groups at the shopping centre, what they call a noxious substance was thrown. medics arrived and the injured were treated at the scene. a witness said one man ran into a nearby restaurant toilet to try and wash as that from his face. altogether, six people we re his face. altogether, six people were hurt with three needing to be taken to hospital. no—one is believed to be a life—threatening condition but it has lost some of
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living here shaken. i think it is scary and disgusting and it is horrible that people can notjust walk in the any longer. it is horrible. now that it happened here, lam horrible. now that it happened here, i am concerned because i live and work here and i am here most of the time. i am concerned. there had been a suggestion that the attacks were random but the officers say the incident was confined to the two groups. the teenager arrested is 15 and is being held on suspicion of causing previous bodily harm. hundreds of hgv drivers in the uk have been caught using devices, which disguise how many hours they've been working for. figures seen by "radio 5live investigates", from the driver and vehicle standards agency, reveal tachograph tampering has gone up by 21% over the last three years. the programme's presenter, adrian goldberg, joins us now. can you tell us more about what you investigation has revealed? we should be concerned? it is important because we know a sleepy driver can be a deadly driver. what
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the tampering devices do is disguise the tampering devices do is disguise the number of hours that a driver has been working. g speed, and the working hours that are capped at 56 hours a week. increasingly, there are sophisticated devices available online. we were offered one costing 300 euros. they are quite difficult for the devious aid to detect. if you use one, not only do they encourage drivers to drive beyond the safe working hours but they affect steering, suspension and speedometer so you are more likely to drive while tired but you are driving also a more unreliable truck the number of over our offences that have been reported over a three—year period has gone up significantly right—wing i%. there is a lot more of this tampering going on out there. good to know. you can hear more on 5 live investigates at ”am today. prince harry has opened this year's invictus games for sick and wounded service personnel
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in toronto, canada. his girlfriend, actress meghan markle, was also at the ceremony — making her first appearance at an official engagement attended by the prince. over the next eight days, more than 500 people from 17 nations will compete in 12 sports. sarah campbell has more from toronto. over 550 competitors from 17 nations. cheered on by friends and family. the games were prince harry's idea. this is the third such an event which aims to use sport to help the process of recovery. as the teams filed in, prince harry watched from the vip area, next to the first lady. and spotted a couple of roads down and a few seats across, his girlfriend, the actress and campaigner who has been dating harry for a little over a year. she lives and works in the city sewer would have been odd if she had not turned up. kensington palace refused to
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comment on her appearance, adding that half of toronto we hear anywhere. bit is true. it must still be seen as a public acknowledgement of the seriousness of their relationship. of course, the ceremony was about the games and the competitors who've gone through so much to get this far. there was a lot of respective what prince harry has created, and his passion for the games is clear. some of you have ove i’co m e games is clear. some of you have overcome emotional challenges that until very recent years would have seen you until very recent years would have seen you written off and ignored. and now you are here. on the world stage, flags on your chests, representing your country is again. over the next eight days across 12 sports these men and women will inspire others in in what promises to be the biggest games yet. the great thing about those games is the
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stories you hear of people. it is not just about the winning. everybody is competitive, but id. it is about how the games have transformed the lives of people who have suffered awful things that we will speak to a few who have been in the games and have been commentating on the games. looking forward to that. it is decision time today in germany. they head to the polls today in the country's general election. the chancellor, angela merkel, is expected to win a fourth term in office. another victory today may belong to germany's nationalist, anti—immigra nt alternative for germany party, which looks set to become the first far—right movement to enter parliament since the second world war. so how significant is this shift in opinion? we'rejoined now from berlin by professor dan hough from the university of sussex. many people in germany, although it seems a full—blown conclusion, many people undecided about how they will vote ? people undecided about how they will vote? there. much as in other countries, voters make up their minds later. no matter which way they go, i think angela merkel is still likely to come out on top. how
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about the comments from the foreign minister that this could be the first time since the second world war we will see fascist in the bundestag? well, we will see a far right nationalist party in the bundestag. it is a strange beast. afd has moved to the right and are gaining io— 4% of the vote. is still long way from the corridors of power. angela merkel, of course, most politicians, when you look at... at the state of germany at the moment would think, wow, i wish those employment figures in that economy. there are people who expressed dissatisfaction in germany. why? we have a popular impression of germany as being quite efficient and effective and working wonderfully well. that is largely true. there are internal problems. infrastructure needs investment, there are still many working poor, they call them the precarious. they
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do not see the fruits of the german economy success. there are many reasons why people are grumpy. but there is still a lot of respective ignoble a lot but a lot of respect. things are generally going quite well and you stick with what you know rather than try an experiment somewhere else. what is certainly clear is that german politics is fragmenting. perhaps the more interesting part of this action is not necessarily who becomes next chancellor but what's the coalition we see. yeah, that is the key question. we know that angela merkel will come out on top in terms of numbers but it is not known who she will govern with. it matey with the german version of the liberals. she may go into a grand coalition again with the social democrats. she may go with a three party coalition, the greens and the liberals. the problem with all of those scenarios is that the numbers may not add up and so there will be a fair bit of politicking over the next few days
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before we really know who the next german government will be comprised of. i suppose i should ask you, just to finish, about brexit. once this is out of the way, does the chancellor's focus returned to what is important to us here in the uk? i'm not sure herfocus has ever is important to us here in the uk? i'm not sure her focus has ever been in an there. she is a german chancellor. she is positive towards britain. she believes in much of the free—trade agenda that we do. ultimately, her policies will not change too much. she wants to get europeans together, she wants to strengthen the way the european union works and she will protect that. the message from angelo merkel will be that she will carry on as much as she did before election day. and when do we get a result? the polls will close at five o'clock uk time. we have a strong idea of the numbers by around half past six, seven o'clock um and we will be able to make a few educated guesses as to the coalition by the middle of this
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evening. thank time to find out what is happening with the weather. some real contrast today, it is definitely autumn, isn't it? isjust about the equinox, it is on the 25th, eyesore. by the end of this week, it will be quite warm “— end of this week, it will be quite warm —— it is ——i saw. we will see the start of the change, morning fog at this time of year does become a bit ofan at this time of year does become a bit of an issue. quite warm, some high temperatures yesterday for september. this is how we saw the day yesterday. could be warmer in eastern areas today. above average for many parts. generally, scottish temperatures a bit down on today.
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that is because of this huge area of low pressure sitting of the atlantic. it is washing a weather front into the uk. a very different day to yesterday. the bulk of england and wales starting fine. further west, looking ok. england and wales starting fine. furtherwest, looking ok. keeping england and wales starting fine. further west, looking ok. keeping an eye on where the rain will turn heavy. it looks like some of the heaviest rain will be across central and western parts of scotland. we could have up to 20 millimetres of rain in some parts. the potential for it to become quite a lot, it could be quite a misty weather day. rain picking up in wales and the south—west. we could have a degree of sunshine, probably more than
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yesterday. this evening and overnight, the rain packs up. central and southern parts of england and towards the middle, we could see the heaviest rain overnight. it is not going to be a cold night, except in northern ireland. the signal is for some misty fog for rush—hour tomorrow morning tomorrow. the main thing tomorrow is that the weather front is with a squabble warm and a0 in the west. a definite change on yesterday. christian just that he likes your dress, just thought i would pass it on. very nice, very autumnal. the short sleeves, a bit of sun around today. ever the optimist. i am in tights and a thermal top. is when the day and
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night is the same thing. —— equilux. time now to take a look at the latest cinema releases in the film review, with mark kermode and jane hill. hello, a warm welcome to the film review. to take us through the releases, as ever, mark kermode. what have you been watching? borg vs mcenroe, centre court becomes big drama. kingsman: the golden circle. the secret service story continues. and on body and soul, described by its director as a shy love story. have you lost your voice? you were shouting at the screen, that ball was out?
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no, ijust have a cold. i know nothing about tennis, what i know about it would not fill a postage stamp. i'm one of the few people watching the film not knowing the outcome. i think that makes it more fun! it's a showdown between bjorn borg and john mcenroe. he's on a record—breaking streak, john mcenroe is up there for the first time. they are played by shia leboeuf and sverrir gudnason. they are presented as fire and ice, polar opposites. one of them is almost mechanical, everything is calculated with no emotion. on the other hand, you have mcenroe, described as the super brat, fiery and hot—headed, spending a lot of time shouting at umpires. it is a duality that the public love and publicists want more of. can we touch it?
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can we push the button now? we can get them before the final? is it not simplistic? this is unique, tennis players are like rock stars. the tabloids are having a field day. the rivalry is forcing people to ask themselves, who am i? the gentleman or the rebel? the central question being asked, are they actually the same person or are they completely different? the thesis of the film is that there is more in common with them than anything. we see flashbacks to bjorn borg's childhood when he had a hot temper, that he had to be reined in. there is a point where he says everybody says he is an iceberg, he is a volcano. he's channelling at all. when the film moves towards the match, the tennis match,
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which you will see on the screen now, it does it in a way that is really gripping and engaging. for somebody like me that didn't know anything, i knew the tabloid headlines because i had lived through this, all i remember is that mcenroe had a habit of shouting at umpires, and borg was somebody that everybody loved. it is done rather delicately and intelligently. it leads you through a drama, you have seen these sporting rivalries before, things like ayrton senna in rush, it does it in a way that feels fresh. by the end of it, i thought it was really great, particularly, as i said, because i didn't know the end. you see, you have seen the adverts and the posters, i look at it and think, is somebody that is not a tennis fan really going to want to see this film?
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i am not a tennis fan, i am somebody who in the past has been very, very agnostic on shia labeouf‘s talent. in this case, i found it enjoyable. i thought he was really good and i really enjoyed it. i thought it was good fun. nobody was more surprised by that than me. that is good, i am a fan of tennis. but then i think for people that are not... you might know the things that are wrong, factual details. it says inspired by true events, which means we took some liberties. i guarantee you will enjoy it more than kingsman: the golden circle. the first movie felt like an anarchic jaunt. my fair lady meets james bond. real spirit and energy. this is a big disappointment. taron egerton's secret agent travels to america after the hq is attacked by a drugs baron. the vitality and wit of the original has been replaced by more of the leering, laddish humour that undermined the original. characters that are comprehensively killed in the first film reappear. so there is no threat. anybody can come back, it doesn't matter what happens.
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the action set pieces are bigger, but they don't have the bite or the edge of before. the story is sprawling and unengaging. it is quite dreary, despite the amount of stuff that is going on on screen. the overall air is one of naffness. that is surprising. i think matthew vaughn is talented, taron egerton is a talented leading man, there is so much potential. it really was disappointing. there were moments in it that felt like, for heaven's sake, really? what are you? a 13—year—old schoolboy? and the answer is probably yes. we will pass on that. i am fascinated by the next one. on body and soul, did well at the berlin film festival? the hungarian director, ildiko enyedi, she describes it as a shy love story. set against the backdrop of an abattoir, immediately interesting. but it is a sensitive story.
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a young woman comes as a quality control inspector, and she is very removed and detached. she doesn't seem to understand normal social interaction. she has a very clinical approach. she starts to develop a strange bond with her manager when she discovers they are sharing the same dream. this dream looks like it might be able to break through the isolation and form some form of connection. here is a clip. you can see that in the real world, very separate and clinical, but they are having these dreams in which they are dreaming of two deer going through a frozen forest and drinking in the stream. they are both having the same dream, and each one is a separate deer. it explores the idea that, firstly, it is a connection on a different plane, almost an astral plane. it's more to do with the fact there is a juxtaposition of the world they are living in, where animals are slaughtered and processed, and the freedom of the dreamscapes, where there is a sense of magical realism.
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although it sounds like the most ridiculous conceit, it works rather beautifully, despite the harshness of the abattoir setting. the film is very tender and sensitive, very touching. it's quite funny, often, in a strangely surreal way. i found it really engaging. it is hard to describe. it's hard to think of another film that is like it. like i said, the director's description of it as being a shy love story, it pretty much hit the nail on the head. i think you would really like it. i would be interested to know what you thought of it. i am looking forward to it and i have read plenty that says the abattoir scenes are not for vegetarians. that is an interesting conversation. i think they are handled sensitively, i am a pescetarian, i eat fish, you need to know they are there but they are not exploitative.
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as a mother, i say that the very premise of this, i can't face it. the notion of being in a house, being invaded by strangers, the very topicjust makes my skin crawl. i am not brave enough. it has proved massively divisive. people love it or hate it. you can read it in any numbers of ways, home invasion story, invasion of privacy, marital breakdown, a parable for the despoiling of mother earth, you can read it as a biblical parable. when i was in the cinema ifound it really oppressive. i did not like watching it. but every day i get further away from the experience of watching it i like it more. i do think it is really good. i think it is a really well crafted, full on sensory experience. i'm not surprised some people hate it. i kind of think that is the point. but i think it will stand the test of time. i think people that hate it now, give it some time. i think they might start to like it more. it took a good week for it to settle down for me. that is mother.
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dvd? red turtle. it has been on my list for so long, everybody says it is glorious. it is one of the best movies of recent years. a beautiful animation by a dutch animated that lives in the uk, michael dudok de wit. it was made in france and belgium, brilliantly universal. there are no words. there is sound, but no words. the universal language of film. the story about a man marooned on a desert island and then something magical starts to happen. it is melancholy, touching and profound, and wonderful. anybody can watch it. it does the thing that cinema at its very best does. it speaks the universal language of film. it is breathtaking. absolutely breathtaking. i was in floods of tears the first time i saw it. i saw it again thinking it would be different and it wasn't. if anything, it was more so. such a great film.
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the red turtle, the dvd of the week. thank you very much. a quick reminder before we go that you will find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online. all previous programmes are on the bbc iplayer. happy cinema going. we will see you next week. goodbye. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and christian fraser. coming up before seven, helen will have a summary of this morning's weather. but first, a summary of the news. north korea has warned the united states it would take pre—emptive military action if there was any sign of an american attack on its territory. the comment came after us bombers and fighter jets flew over waters close to north korea's east coast. pyongyang's foreign minister also repeated kim jong—un's accusation that president trump was ‘mentally deranged'. the labour party conference begins today in brighton, where jeremy corbyn is facing renewed calls to commit labour
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to keeping the uk in the single market and customs union after brexit. more than a0 senior labour figures — including thirty mps — have signed an open letter, saying the party must offer a clear alternative to what they call the tories‘ destructive brexit. germany goes to the polls today for a general election that looks set to see the chancellor, angela merkel, secure a fourth term in office. however, her win could be overshadowed by the nationalist, alternative for germany party. opinion polls suggest it could become the first far—right movement since the second world war to enter parliament. let's cross to berlin, where our reporter damien mcguinness is for us this morning. good morning. good to see you. it is interesting because the rise of extreme parties across europe has been well documented, particularly interesting that this is happening
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in germany and tainting this election. that is correct. i think it isa election. that is correct. i think it is a direct result of a large amount of people, asylum seekers, coming from mainly the middle east to germany over the last few years. we had 1.5 million migrants and refugees coming to germany in 2015 — 2016. it must be said that mainstream german society has pretty much accepted that now. there are struggles with how to integrate people, a debate about what to do with people whose application for asylu m with people whose application for asylum had been rejected. mainstream society has taken that on board, however, and supports the standard angela merkel. at the same time we have seen a rise of people who do not agree with that stands. are those of the people who are voting for the afd. they have become an anti— merkel party. that is why angela merkel and her rival and the german president have all called on german president have all called on german voters to go out and vote because they feel that if voter turnout is low, the afd could do
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quite well. thank you very much. results later this evening and we will keep you updated. six men have been injured in a suspected acid attack in east london. police were called to a shopping centre close to westfield in stratford last night, following reports a group of men were spraying a noxious substance. a 15—year—old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. the founder of the invictus games, prince harry, has opened this year's event in toronto, canada. over the next eight days, more than 500 sick and wounded service personnel from 17 nations will compete across 12 sports. harry's girlfriend, actress meghan markle, was also at the ceremony — making her first appearance at an official engagement attended by the prince. as photobombs go, you could say this one is roaring success. donna martin managed to snap this selfie with marty the tiger, during a visit to the highland wildlife park at kincraig. definitely not camera shy, marty is one of two endangered amur tigers housed there.
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and as you can see he even put a paw up to the protective glass as donna took the photo. amur tigers are listed as endangered and it's believed only around a50 remain in the wild. you would hope that there was glass behind her. is immediately obvious! -- it is behind her. is immediately obvious! —— it is not immediately obvious! behind her. is immediately obvious! -- it is not immediately obvious! is ata -- it is not immediately obvious! is at a photo bomb or a well short selfie? look at you giggling away there. do you know what? i must admit asa there. do you know what? i must admit as a south london girl, i am a fan of crystal palace. sorry about that. only because of a disappointing result yesterday. not just yesterday. so far this season.
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we are news. were current... fa ctually we are news. were current... factually correct. premier league leaders manchester city continued their free—scoring form yesterday, running riot against crystal palace in a 5—0 win. palace, meanwhile are now the first team in english football league history to lose their opening six games without scoring a goal. city are being chased by manchester united, chelsea, liverpool and spurs who all won yesterday. ben croucher rounds up the best of the action. if you are on the hunt for a premier league gold, manchester is a good guide. acidic and not stop scoring. after six last weekend, only five this time against crystal palace who can not scored. the thrusting takes them top on goal difference. as easy as it is for the blue half, the red half, playing in black, found life more difficult at south hand and.
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but when they need goals, they give it to look cool and let him do the rest. burnley plays united have dropped points this season is at sta ke. dropped points this season is at stake. cautioned for chelsea. caution against the win in a week where diego costa's move was agreed. his replacement assured he would barely be missed. a hat—trick in a a-o barely be missed. a hat—trick in a a—o win. everton's millions have not purchased the same success. three straight defeats and soon struggling. they came unstuck again? not at if this man could help it. he equalised and then did one better. no doubt about it! he has turned this game on its head! a totally different world after winning and i think you have always some key moments during the season and today
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was really a big win and it will give everybody a boost, what we need at the time. liverpool won by the odd goal in five at leicester. masters of the set piece. philip virginia showing how it should be done. jamie, which should not. and where one england striker struggled, another continues to flourish. harry kane found the net twice as totte n ha m kane found the net twice as tottenham won 3—2. confirmation of yesterday's results. elsewhere, watford continued their fine start to the season with a 2—1win at swansea while burnley and huddersfield played out a goalless draw. celtic extended their unbeaten run in the scottish premiership to 57 games after a 2—0 win over rangers in the old firm derby. they stay five points clear at the top of the table thanks to two second half strikes. tom rogic powered in celtic‘s opener before leigh griffiths marked his 100th league appearance celtic appearance with his 67th goal. elsewhere, kilmarnock and aberdeen drew 1—all,
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hibs won away at ross county, patrick and hearts drew 1—all. and a 2—1win over hamilton saw stjohnstone move up to second place. hughie fury — cousin of tyson fury — has failed in his bid to take the wbo heavyweight title from new zealand'sjoseph parker. a points decision saw parker come out on top at manchester arena. the venue was hosting a sporting event for the first time since the terror attack in may. in rugby union's premiership, leicester tigers have their second win, thanks to a chaotic 31—28 victory at harlequins. it was a rollercoaster six—try game at the twickenham stoop. leicester had lost both of their opening matches, but the tigers are now building some momentum thanks to back—to—back victories. elsewhere newcastle narrowly beat bath 33 points to 32. and billy vunipola will have an anxious wait to find out whether he'll be able make england's autumn internationals, after he injured his knee during saracens win over sale. it was only his second match back
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after shoulder surgery that saw him miss the british and irish lions tour to new zealand. there was drama in yesterday's pro1a. cardiff snatched their first win of the campaign, thanks to a last—minute try against connacht in galway. elsewhere, scarlets beat edinburgh 28—8. wigan warriors' outside chance of defending their super league title is officially over, after defeat in their final game of season. they were comprehensively beaten 32—0 by wakefield, shipping five tries in the process. meanwhile, widnes secured their place in super league next year with a 12—10 victory over catalans dragons. time to discuss donald trump once again. he has come under domestic pressure in the sporting arena. a huge star in the end be a come to
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max james and kobe bryant have put pressure on him. he had a big rally in alabama and claimed that nfl players should be fired if they protested. there have been many protests where people take their knee during the national anthem due to the black lives matter movement. customarily people stand, but some players now take a knee, they kneel. he says players should be fired if they do that saying they are lucky for having an nfl career. on the same day, currie was asked if he would go to the white house to celebrate the championship that he won in the nba, and he gave a negative answer saying that if it we re negative answer saying that if it were down to him he would not do it. donald trump then responded by withdrawing the invitation. he went on to twitter yesterday and basically, like you can see there, he said that going to the white
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house is a great honour and stefan currie is hesitating, therefore the invitation is withdrawn. there were tweets yesterday from bryant and james in response. lebron using unsavoury language towards donald trump. he said the gullwing to the white house was a great honour until you turned up. bryant then just said that a name alone, whose words inspire hatred, cannot possibly make america great. i think we can use the word, he called the president obama. there is a potentialfor it to get even worse because there are many nfl matches today. what happens —— he called the president bum. continuing with the sporting theme,
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the opening ceremony of the invictus games has taken place in toronto. prince harry, who founded the event, was in the audience. over the coming days, 550 sick and wounded service personnel from 17 countries will compete across 12 sports. let's speak to someone who knows what they'll be going through — former royal marine, don maclean took part in the inaugural games in 201a. what were the inaugural games like? it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. a truly once—in—a—lifetime occasion and experience. just to be in the olympic park, you know? to see people competing for their home nation and for so many people was unforgettable. you were a royal marine for 19 years. you have always been part of a team to beat you are highly driven. and then you are not pa rt highly driven. and then you are not part of a regiment. is searching for a purpose? if that what this does? absolutely. sport was a massive help
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in my recovery and it has been for many others. sport is such a useful rehabilitation tool, if you like. let's tell everyone what you are rehabilitating from. let's tell everyone what you are rehabilitating fromlj let's tell everyone what you are rehabilitating from. i was lucky and unlucky. i stood on an ied which only partially detonated. it caused significant injury to my right foot. this was back in 2011 in afghanistan. i was extremely lucky, i class myself as such, compared to many others. but was through my rehabilitation that cycling came to the fore and it became a massive tool in my recovery. i read that it was easier to cycle up to your injury then was to walk? yes. i was ona injury then was to walk? yes. i was on a static bike before i was walking. how did you then get involved in the games? this is the third invictus games. we talk about
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it and people know about it. how did it and people know about it. how did it come about for you? as i mentioned, cycling was a big part of my rehabilitation. i did various events as part of that. i managed to doa events as part of that. i managed to do a race across america back in 2012, that was an amazing experience. it snowballed from there. obviously with lebron coming up there. obviously with lebron coming up it was a case of trial for it, i was a greater say no and i was accepted on the team. it snowballed from there. it was, you know, an unbelievable chance to take part. such a range of athletes. some have been very badly wounded. what strikes me, however, is that someone the outside, outwardly, are not wounded but obviously what is going on in the inside is traumatic. absolutely. i suppose it has come to the fore recently, over the last
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five or ten years, the impact of conflict on people. it is notjust about the physical injuries, it is the mental injuries as well. it is definitely something that people will need a lot of help with for the rest of their life. do you wish you we re rest of their life. do you wish you were there this year?” rest of their life. do you wish you were there this year? i would love to be there, you might. and what about prince harry? e has really thrown himself into this, it is his big thing, isn't it? you must be impressed with what he's done? yes, this would not have happened without his drive and enthusiasm. it has given him something that he is passionate about. this would not have happened without him. getting
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competitive, does the uk do really well at this? i think we were second last time, yes. that's good enough. thank you so much forjoining us. time to look at what is happening with the whether. we have got some rain across the west, edging east through today and into tomorrow. quite warm, southerly winds. finding some morning fog. this morning, fog over the hills with whether coming in across the south—west. to either side, dry weather coming into parts of northern ireland. initially in wales and further east as well. rain turning heavy this afternoon in the highlands and central lowlands. we could have an inch of rain. rain is
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close across the coast, after a fine start in wales and across the west, it does start to get drizzly and dreary. it will be a little bit warmer than yesterday. look how the rain picks up this evening. edging east, some heavy rain across central and southern england. starting to dry up further west. turning cooler. f°99y dry up further west. turning cooler. foggy for northern ireland. it will last through the morning. nights getting longer now, we could see some patchy fog across wales in south—west england. tomorrow seas the weather front weakening, not a lot of cloud around. once we lose the fog in the west, it might take a while to see some sunshine. fresh air denotes a more autumnal feel. we
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should still manage 18— 20 with some brightness in eastern areas. rain proving to be a bit of an issue but we will keep an eye on it. and now, it's time for click. facial recognition. tech that can identify someone from their face is fast becoming a thing. this biometric id has been used together with passports at immigration control in airports. in dubai, they want to do this without the gates, allowing passengers to walk more easily through the airport. it is also finding its way into apps as an alternative to passwords.
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face recognition could be coming to shops. in china, alibaba recently premiered their smile—to—pay system at kfc. unlike our passports and passwords, our faces are on public display pretty much all the time. that makes it possible for the authorities or anyone else to automatically identify us in any public space, something you may not be surprised to hear they are quite interested in doing. dan simmons has been looking at the preparations made by several governments. to start, you've been to germany? yes, it seems we could be moving towards a biometric cctv sort of state. one of the places where it is first happening, which may surprise you,
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is in berlin. catching a train in the german capital means you might be caught on cctv, perhaps while stamping your ticket. neither system automatically tracks your movements, which at the least requires human intervention. but in the south of the city, your face will be scanned and analysed by computers. the testing of facial recognition began here last month. the authorities are not looking for criminals just yet. they aren't really looking for me, either. around 200 volunteers have had their faces scanned and been given a location tracker so the authorities know when they pass through here, and they can see how often the cameras can pick them up, just by looking at their faces. if the system's accurate enough, then it will be used much more widely, which for many, would be a breach of privacy. being constantly monitored with no easy opt out. the germans have a history of being watched. this old listening station in berlin was how the west kept tabs on east germany. on the ground below, first the nazis and then the stasi
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kept files on the population. since the fall of the berlin wall in 1989 and the decommissioning of id checkpoints, berliners have been fiercely protective of their privacy. what has changed is that a new threat has replaced the old. police controlled the crowds in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. a truck mowed down shoppers in berlin, 12 were killed and more than 50 injured. at this time, cctv is still not widely used in public. three months later, the government passed new laws to extend their use and the face recognition pilot was given the go—ahead. despite the trial offering a route that passengers can take to avoid the cameras, the country's data comissioner and top lawyers have expressed concern about germany moving towards a surveillance state. no one is saying facial recognition couldn't help catch criminals, but the public doesn't
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seem to have been asked. asjeremy goes to the polls, one member of the coalition has in power told me he wasn't consulted about the trial and the technology has not been publicly debated in parliament. it does not bring more security. it is just collecting data, more and more. you don't know where this data may be used. they tried to give it to the people, but it doesn't solve the problems. proponents of the scheme point to the dip in crime following the installation of cctv in 2011. we asked the german interior ministry and the police authority for an interview and to take a look at the technology, but both declined. so we askes some travellers. i don't trust the system. i don't trust this new development. like everybody should be
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tracked and scanned. they showed on television that if you have a cap on or sunglasses, it doesn't work any more, so maybe not so much, but if it catches one, we are very happy. it really shows that it will help. then i will be ok with it. in the hope that there is no misuse and nojust collecting tracking data. if those worries are widespread, it is not looking good. questions hang over whether the german police fabricated records on the man behind december‘s terror attack to make them look good. earlier this month, a report said 21 eu member states, including germany, are still unlawfully collecting and retaining personal data. who's watching the watchers? that may be the key question if the technology proves its worth. we are tracked by our phones every day anyway.
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what is the big concern around facial recognition? with phones, we can possibly turn them off or opt to carry a more basic model. we do have some choice. it tends to be companies that collect data. when the police or the state require that information, it is a case by case basis. the concern here is that if we introduce facial recognition, there would be a very broad database, a searchable database to find out where each person was and with whom whenever they were in public. to be fair, it is just a trial. this has not been released yet?
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no, it is a trial, absolutely. just on 250 volunteers and in public where they are captured on camera. there is another capital city where this technology is already being used by the police to look for real suspects? yes, here in london, where the most recent trials took place last month. carnival time in notting hill. tens of thousands gathered and were monitored above, and by officers on the ground. there were facial recognition cameras, and unlike in berlin, the london trial is not as visible to the public. the officers are using it to spot real suspects. the metropolitan police declined to show us the technology or to give us an interview, so we spoke to a human rights expert who was invited to witness what happened. in the ten minutes that i viewed facial recognition in action, i saw two misidentifications. both of them wrongly identified an innocent woman walking past as a wanted man from the police data base. right, they didn't even
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get the gender right. those of false positives, other police concerned about that? they won't worried about that, but they were running it for four days. they told us that they had made many false positives. she says officers told her they had made one correct match in the four days of use. the people i met viewed this as a success. as long as they can prove that the software works, it can make a positive match, even if it is making a0 incorrect matches, then it works. that's not the scientific approach. there is no balance or proportionality, let alone the civil liberties issues. that is not a success to our view. some will say that the technology needs to be tested in real—world circumstances and this is what the police are doing in this situation. they have to test it and it could be useful in future? we all have something to worry about when the police are using intrusive biometric
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surveillance powers, and that they are doing largely in secret. these kinds of surveillance tools present some really broad concerns and to simply say, i have nothing to hide, therefore i have nothing to fear, is to unconditionally submit to powers of government that are unchecked. that is to say, whichever flavour of government comes in, would we be happy with biometric surveillance? i don't think we would. london's metropolitan police told us: they declined to comment london's metropolitan police told us: they declined to comment
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on the effectiveness of the technology. that is slightly concerning, isn't it, especially if the software really is that inaccurate? we haven't had any kind of public debate about whether this technology should be used ? no, not really. the police say there will be a public consultation. we asked them how long we would wait for that and they said it would happen in due course. we checked parliamentary records and although facial recognition has come up for debate within other bits of legislation around anti—terror laws, there has never been any specific debate around the use of facial recognition in public in the uk. ok, a lot to talk about in the future. dan, thank you. that is the end of the short version of click. you can catch us on bbc iplayer,
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and don't forget we live on facebook and twitter as well. thank you for watching. see you soon. hello. this is breakfast with naga munchetty and christian fraser. a show of force, us bombers fly close to north korea in another escalation over its nuclear programme. pyongyang's foreign minister said president trump made it inevitable that north korean missiles will hit the united states. good morning. it's sunday, 2ath
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september. also ahead, voters in europe's most powerful nation go to the polls with angela merkel expected to win a fourth term. six people are injured after being sprayed
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